Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 25 Million Copies Sold and Borderlands Franchise Passes Through 48 Million
Take-Two Interactive’s earnings report reveal astonishing sales numbers
Rockstar just hit yet another impressive milestone, as their latest title Red Dead Redemption 2 has now shipped more than 25 million units. This was revealed during their parent company Take-Two Interactive’s Q1 2019 earnings report.
At launch back in October 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 already counted in 17 million copies. The new shipment number of 25 million includes copies shipped through June 30, and it's up from the 24 million figure announced in May and 23 million announced in February 2019.
Keep in mind that these numbers represent how many copies of the game were shipped to retailers and not necessarily sold to gamers.
Here is an infographic to compare RDR 2 success to other juggernauts from Take-Two Interactive — as you can see, nothing touches Grand Theft Auto 5 with it’s insane 110+ million copies sold:
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick stated that players can expect "much more" content to come in the future for both Red Dead Online and GTA Online. That makes perfect sense, considering that these titles also make much money for the company via microtransactions.
Another big point of the report is the fact that Borderlands franchise sold 5 million copies combined in the last quarter, as the franchise’s total raced past 48 million units sold. That may be explained by the fact that The Handsome Collection was recently on -90% sale, while Borderlands 2 received a free DLC Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary. Borderlands 3 announcement played a big role in the push, of course.
Finally, Zelnick revealed that the post-launch DLC plan for Borderlands 3 will be announced and detailed at upcoming events such as Gamescom and PAX West.